Thanks for checking Center Church out online! We want to invite you to join us on a Sunday morning!
Here’s what you can expect when you join us.
Our services start at 10 a.m. and typically last about 75 minutes. When you arrive at Hayes Elementary School, there will be signs to direct you to the appropriate entrance. Once you arrive at the entrance, you will be warmly greeted. If you have any questions, feel free to ask those greeting you and they’ll be able to direct you accordingly.
If you have children, we have age appropriate classes available for them.
Here is what you can expect:
We usually begin with a welcome and 2-3 songs. We sing songs that remind us of who God is and what He has done through Jesus. The songs we sing may have been written this year or hundreds of years ago, but we seek to play a style of music that is meaningful and understandable to our cultural context.
We put the words to the song on a screen so you can easily sing along. Or you can listen, if you prefer. At the end of our service, we typically sing another 2-3 songs.
One of our core values is Community. We need friends. We need to be cared for. And we need to care for others. We hope and pray that relationships happen naturally at Center Church but we also want to encourage this. We usually take a few moments during our time together to say “hi” to someone close to you. You can ask questions, share about your job, and learn of pet peeves. Who knows? You may even meet your new best friend!
Each Sunday we make available the opportunity to remember Jesus’ death by celebrating the Lord’s Supper. On the first Sunday of each month, we make this a primary part of our service. This is for anyone who has trusted in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. You don’t need to be a member of Center Church to participate. On other occasions, we also have the opportunity to celebrate baptism and hear people publicly share how Jesus has changed them through the power of the Gospel.
A central part of our time together each Sunday is hearing from God’s Word. We refer to this as preaching. We primarily preach through books of the Bible, but we also take opportunities to answer questions or speak on topics that are relevant to our church and/or culture.
Our hope is that three things are accomplished through our preaching:
1) you understand the Gospel and how it is relevant to us today,
2) you understand how the parts of the Bible fit together to form a greater story and
3) most of all, you increasingly believe the Gospel!
*PANDEMIC UPDATE: While the picture above is generally a great representation of our Sunday morning gatherings, there are some aspects that have been altered during the pandemic to provide a safe environment for those attending in person (i.e. mask recommendations, social distancing, additional sanitizing measures, combined kids' classes, or pre-recorded music). There is also currently an online Zoom option for those that do not feel comfortable attending in person at this time. If you'd like to join us online and need the link and password or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.